Charleston in Color - PhotoRaconteur
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"43-1/2 Meeting Street" ~ Charleston, South Carolina is a fantastic city to wander around in on foot and discover curious architectural details such as these intricate wrought iron gates with "1/2" in the address. In older cities, the U.S. Post Office used to assign fractional addresses to accessory dwellings which shared a parcel with a main dwelling, such as carriage houses that were converted into separate living quarters, as large houses that where converted into duplexes, or as narrow lots were subdivided. If you're lucky on your downtown walking ventures, you may even come across a rare 1/3 address!